CEO of a very large cloud company criticized Tuesday Facebook as an addictive product just like cigarettes. Former Facebook executives and founding president admits the website makes people psychologically addictive.
“I think that you do it exactly the same way that you regulated the cigarette industry. Here’s a product: Cigarettes. They’re addictive. You know, they’re not good for you…There’s a lot of parallels,” says Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.
Facebook exploits people by making people psychologically addicted to this website.
Benioff thinks the technology has addictive properties that can be compared with cigarettes. They will tweak it to make it even more addictive.
“I think that for sure, technology has addictive qualities that we have to address, and that product designers are working to make those products more addictive and we need to rein that back” quote USA Today.
In addition to Benioff, former Facebook executives are of the opinion that Facebook and other tech companies hijack people’s time and attention to the disadvantage of their health and well-being.
In November, Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, literally admitted in an interview that they have made a “social-validation feedback loop” to make Facebook psychologically addictive.
“It literally changes your relationship with society, with each other. It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains,” he said.
Former Facebook executive and former vice president of growth, Chamath Palihapitaya, accuse Facebook of making a “short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops” that destroyed exactly the functionality of our society.
Facebook announced two weeks ago that more status updates appear in the feeds that trigger more valuable social exchanges.
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Benioff believes that the government must get involved in this. Probably like cigarettes, there must be some sort of regulation.
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